3M's full line of components for efficient production of reflective signs include colored and protective overlay films, process colors, cut-out letters, numbers, borders, and application and packaging accessories.
Matched Component System (MSC) products are designed and tested to work together as a system of sign-making components that give the most consistent quality and performance, backed by the finest warranties in the transportation safety industry.
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3M™ Electronic Cuttable and Protective Overlay Films Electronic cuttable films for production of traffic control signs. Transparent, colored film used for electronically cutting sign backgrounds, copy, and logos. Protective overlay films help to protect finished sign faces from defacement.
3M™ Process Colors Process colors are durable, transparent colors used to screen process copy, symbols or backgrounds on sign material. 3M process colors have been developed after many years of outdoor testing to provide maximum durability and color fastness. They ensure the color and durablity that is warranted by the Matched Component System™.
3M™ Application Tapes, Slip Sheeting and Liners Premasking and prespacing of film and sheeting simplifies handling and application of markings and legends. Slip sheetings and liners are available for handling and packaging finished signs made with 3M™ Reflective Sheeting.
MUTCD Sets Minimum Reflectivity Standards (FHWA website) - Effective January 22, 2008, federally-mandated minimum sign reflectivity standards require agencies to replace non-compliant signs within seven to ten years. Within four years, agencies must also implement an ongoing assessment or management method that will maintain traffic sign retroreflectivity at or above the established minimum levels.